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Moon Minnesota

Fourth Edition, July 2013
Pages: 532

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612385198

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612385990

Minnesotan Tricia Cornell brings years of traveling experience to the table in Moon Minnesota. Cornell spotlights a great list of travel strategies, such as “Best of Minnesota,” “A Long Weekend in the Twin Cities,” and “Wacky Minnesota.” She covers the Twin Cities’ thriving nightlife as well as the recaptured Victorian allure found in Duluth’s historic B&Bs. Whether they’re exploring the old European charm of St. Paul or enjoying the sophistication of Minneapolis, Moon Minnesota gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Minnesota

Enjoy the very best of Minnesota with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Minnesota
    • Small-Town Festivals
    • Minnesota with Kids
    • Wacky and Tacky
    • Nature and Wildlife Tour
    • Minnesota’s Cultural Landscape
    • Powwows and Wacipis
Explore what Minnesota has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Metro South, Metro West, Lake Minnetonka and Chanhassen, and Suburbs North and East
    • St. Croix Valley including The Lower St. Croix, The Upper St. Croix, and North to Duluth
    • The Arrowhead including Duluth, North Shore, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely, Voyageur Country, and The Iron Range
    • Central Lakes including St. Cloud, Alexandria and Vicinity, Brainerd Lakes, Headwaters, Chippewa National Forest, Grand Rapids and Vicinity, and Waters of the Dancing Sky
    • Red River Valley including Moorhead and Vicinity, Lakeland, and The Far Northwest
    • Prairieland including Minnesota River Valley, South of the River, 1-90 Corridor, and Little Crow Lakes
    • Bluff Country including Great River Road, Rochester, Amish Country, and I-35 Corridor

When Tricia Cornell returned to the United States after living in Central Europe for five years, she could have chosen to live anywhere, but she chose Minneapolis. The theater and arts scenes, the Twin Cities’ manageable size, the lakes (10 of them in Minneapolis alone), and, yes, even the weather, all proved irresistible to her. Now, after eight years in the Twin Cities, she’s still finding new reasons to love the area, as innovative new farmers markets open, greenways expand, and hometown chefs attract national attention. 

During her time abroad, Tricia authored more than 15 guides to six European cities, and wore out several pairs of shoes. Today, Tricia edits Minnesota Parent Magazine and Minnesota Good Age, in addition to writing the cookbook Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce. And she’s still wearing out a lot of shoe leather as a freelance writer for local alt-weekly City Pages and Minnesota Monthly, where she’s tracked down everything from the best breakfast joint to the best yarn store. Each of these assignments has made Tricia appreciate her hometown even more.